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Full nameChorzów
Countycity county
Town rights1868
MayorAndrzej Kotala
Total Area12.8 sq mi (33.24 km2)
Total Population113162 (2009)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)2746000
Metro (pop.)5294000
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code41-500 to 41-506
Area code+48 32
Car platesSH

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Chorzów c-plAUDPl-Chorzów.ogg'hożuf ( -deˈkøːnɪçshʏtə) is a city in Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice. Chorzów is one of the central districts of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union - a metropolis with a population of 2 million. It is located in the Silesian Highlands, on the Rawa River (a tributary of the Vistula).

Administratively, Chorzów is in the Silesian Voivodeship since 1999, previously Katowice Voivodeship, and before then, the Silesian Voivodeship. Chorzów is one of the cities of the 2.7 million conurbation - the Katowice urban area and within a greater Silesian metropolitan area with the population of about 5,294,000 people The population within the city limits is 113,162 (June 2009).

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